Balancing Val

Wet and Soggy NYC

Posted on: November 5, 2010

Yesterday, I went to NYC to pick up my chef’s uniform. I really like going to the city, but I honestly never went when it was raining. I contemplated going for a while, but Marie made a good point that I cant just not go when its raining on school days . . . DUH!

So, Marie, Will (brother), and myself made a trek up to the train station and off we went.

When we arrived in Penn Station, we hit up an SBUX and got holiday lattes. RED cup is back! I got the gingerbread which is SO much better than the pumpkin spice latte IMO.

It was cold, and rainy and windy. Luckily we all bought umbrellas, but they were CRAP umbrellas which snapped and turned inside out more than I could handle.

When we finally got to the uniform shop I was disapointed to find out that they didnt have my size jacket šŸ˜¦ I did pick up a lot of the other things I needed like my bar towels, aprons and . . . pants. I have a story about them, but I will save it for another post.

We started walking back toward the train station in hopes to find food. But, we were getting antsy and decided on Fork & Spoon which was a wholesome fast food eatery. They had a good selection, but I kind of wished we went somewhere where we could try something we havent tried before. I got some random food from the hot bar, kettle chips and HORRIBLE tasting tea that thank goodness came in a glass bottle I could use over again.

We decided to check out Macy’s before we headed home. Up on the 9th floor, they had all of their Xmas stuff set up. Lots of neat things. I started getting excited for the holidays.


We headed home right after . . .

Today I Learned . . .

  • Traveling in the city on foot, especially in the rain & snow is going to be a BITCH!
  • I need to spend a serious dollar on a QUALITY umbrella.
  • That each time I go into the city, I feel a little bit more comfortable.
  • I MUST buy UGGS or my feet will numb up and die at the first sight of snow.
  • I would be LOST without the iPad to guide me.
  • Chef uniforms are incredibly unflattering . . . the shoes are worse.
  • I really am excited to do this šŸ™‚
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4 Responses to "Wet and Soggy NYC"

So can I ask a silly question?

Exactly how long does it take to commute from where you live to NYC, and is it considered a short commute or a long commute?

(I have zero frame of reference as it takes me a ridiculously short time to drive to work, and people around here complain loud and long if they have to drive longer than 20 minutes anywhere.)

With driving to the train and the train ride (which makes tons of stops) I’d say roughly 1 1/2 hours each way. I’m sure I could cut down a half hour if i drove myself . . . But there is NO way I’m driving in the city . . . Not yet anyway šŸ˜‰

After two scarring experiences stuck in big city rush hour traffic (facing the wrong direction) while on vacation with my parents I totally understand the desire not to driving into the city!

long commute! im so spoiled with my 10 minutes!

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  • Ayla: My easiest dinner recipe? PB + banana sandwich. Takes 2 minutes which makes me a very happy girl.
  • kristisn: Yum! That looks like a great dinner.
  • Kate D: After two scarring experiences stuck in big city rush hour traffic (facing the wrong direction) while on vacation with my parents I totally understand

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